Iron Man DS

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Despite some major frustrations with the lack of diversity in gameplay, I did like the game.
  2. 62
    It's fast, fun, and challenging, but you'll have to be a bit accepting to some of the awkward design decisions to get your enjoyment out of Iron Man.
  3. 60
    There's nothing awful about Iron Man for DS, but there isn't really anything that spectacular about it, either. Shmup fans already know they can get great, stylish games online, so this one will probably be left to young fans of the movie.
  4. The DS version trumps the PSP edition, but it's a hollow victory - this is lightweight stuff that many players will find is only entertaining for a worryingly short a period of time.
  5. 60
    Awful camera view, clunky controls and repetitive missions makes this one DS title that doesn't live up to the superhero that it promotes.
  6. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    60
    Not bad, really - certainly better than the very disappointing Wii version. [Issue#23, p.79]
  7. If you're a huge fan of Iron Man, this version of the game might be worth a rental. But, if you're just looking for a solid action title on the DS, this is not the game for you.
  8. Nintendo Power
    50
    You might think that having a 360-degree shooting radius would make the game easier, but that's offset by the fact that you can be shot by enemies offscreen. [June 2008, p.90]
  9. 50
    Developer A2M gets a thumbs-up for effort on this focused iteration, but Iron Man's on-the-go heroics are largely average in practice.
  10. Getting past the faulty controls will get you a decent story, but Iron Man has little to no replay value, no multiplayer, and is just another forgettable game-based-on-the-movie type.

Awards & Rankings

#62 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. GlennJ.
    Aug 19, 2008
    10
    Bad controls but whatever it was awesome freak ya more for younger kids like me id recommend 10-13.